Sled Island 2023 Schedule Announcement


The wait is finally over! The full Sled Island 2023 schedule is here, including all the details for film, art, special events, conference programming and the return of the Ramsay Block Party! Check it all out on our online schedule, which features new improvements and once again includes the ability to build your own personalized schedule!

Sled Island's Ramsay Block Party is back! Just like last year, the free, family-friendly extravaganza will take place in Ramsay at the Lilydale Parking Lot, running from 12-9pm on Saturday, June 24! The all-day party will feature live music from Cola, Pom Pom Squad, and many more! PLUS free skateboarding from The Compound, food trucks from The Curryer, and Arepas Ranch, an art battle at nvrlnd. Arts Foundation, beer from Eighty-Eight and Dandy, cocktails from Tumbler and Rocks, ice cream from Lukes Drug Mart, Dance Dance Revolution courtesy of CBC Calgary, and face-painting, bubbles and tasty treats from our presenting sponsor connectFirst Credit Union!

Some of this year's art programming can also be found at the location of our Ramsay Block Party, including the AUArts Students’ Association Exhibit, featuring work by emerging artists from the Alberta University of Arts at nvrlnd. boutique. Also, be sure to check out our annual Sled Island Poster Show, running June 20-25 at I Love You Coffee Shop.

Sled Island Film is back with the Canadian premiere of Even Hell Has its Heroes, the story of the slowest metal band on the planet, Earth, kicking off the festival on Tuesday night at the Globe Cinema! As a bonus, the documentary will be preceded by four short films shot and composed by local filmmakers with disabilities at the National accessArt Centre.

All of this year’s conference programming takes place at the beautiful Central Library on Friday, June 23, where attendees will learn about granting, collecting royalties, the vinyl industry, community radio, and more. Plus, our friends at connectFirst Credit Union will be providing a free lunch for all those attending!

Other special events include the return of the Sled Island Drag Brunch, a plasticine workshop from Quickdraw Animation Society, Punk Rock Bingo, Quiz Shoe, the annual Wrap-Up Pig Roast, karaoke and more!

Don't forget, if you're looking to experience all the amazing music, film, comedy, visual arts, conference programming and special events that Sled Island has to offer, a Discovery Pass is your best bet, and they’re on sale now! Tickets to newly announced shows and Day Passes (Wednesday-Saturday) will become available for purchase this Friday, May 26 at noon MDT! ⁠

See the full schedule at! The 2023 program guide will be available in early June. 

Thank you to our sponsors and funders at connectFirst Credit Union, Lukes Drug Mart, Eighty-Eight Brewing Company, Dandy Brewing Company, CLUBCAR Beverages, Tumbler & Rocks, Greenline LRT, nvrlnd., Calgary Downtown Association, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Structured Abstraction, SOCAN Foundation, Venture for Canada, and the Government of Canada.⁠